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Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products

General Information

Description

Grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit93.49%
  2. Self-employed3.55%
  3. Private, not for profit1.33%
  4. State and local government0.79%
  5. Federal government0.31%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$32,550

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$40,690
$23,920
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Less than high school 63%
  • High school 26%
  • Associate's degree 4%
  • Post-secondary certificate 4%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Production and Processing
  • Education and Training
  • Mechanical
  • English Language
  • Public Safety and Security

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